Borut Gombač is a poet and writer who studied librarianship. Between 1990 and 1992 he was an independent artist. Since 1992 he has worked at the Maribor University Library. He writes for adults and for children. He has also written several puppet plays, published two collections of poems for adults and written award-winning radio plays and stories. Some of his poems and radio plays have been translated into Serbo-Croatian, English and German. Gombač was nominated for the Večernica Award in 2005 and for the Desetnica Award in 2005 and 2009. His works are included in the anthology The Fifth Season: 100 Best Youth Poems and in the anthology of contemporary Slovenian youth short prose – Geniuses 2. Gombač publishes regularly in Slovenian literary magazines, and writes lyrics for rock and jazz bands. He is also the co-author of the first Slovenian internet novel. In 2006, he received the Glazer Diploma for outstanding achievements in the field of literature.